Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Top10: Smartphone of 2009 - HTC beat iPhone

HTC latest's smartphone has beat the iPhone at UK retailer Here is the top 10 list from

    HTC A6262 SmartPhone Unlocked--International Version with No Warranty (White)
  1. HTC Hero - Android based operating system, possibly the best phone to demonstrate what Google’s new operating system is really capable of. 
  2. HTC HD2 - The first phone to offer multi-touch on Windows Mobile 6.5.
  3. Apple iPhone 3GS - Second update to the groundbreaking formula.
  4. Samsung Genio Touch - Cheap and cheerful handset that brings touch screen joy without price tag.
  5. Sony Ericsson Satio - A slick full touch Symbian powered user interface.
  6. Plam Pre - A socially savvy handset that pulls contact information to be automatically from networking sites including Facebook.
  7. Nokia 5800 XpressMusic -  Endorsement from today’s fashionable young things and a full touch interface, the 5800 was bound to be a hit.
  8. Nokia N900 - Nokia’s Linux-based Maemo platform, delivers a close-to-desktop browsing experience, as well as offering cutting edge smart phone functionality.
  9. LG Chocolate GL40 - the screen’s unique 21:9 widescreen ratio, giving the Chocolate BL40 an tasty form factor. 
  10. BlackBerry Curve 8520 - A messaging device, sporting the familiar QWERTY keyboard and e-mail functionality that the Blackberry brand has become famous for. 

Monday, December 28, 2009

Video: HTC TouchFLO 3D with Document Tab

This video is a look at the new documents tab on the TouchFLO3D 2.5 for T-Mobile HTC HD2 test ROM. This tab will show you live preview of the contents of the document. Very cool...

Friday, December 25, 2009

40 Tips: Andriod Tips n Tricks

Grab your phone and get started to learn 40 tips and tricks from to become an Andriod power user quickly.
The tips and tricks include how to:-
  • Optimize home screen.
  • Get around Android - File management, cut & paste, hotkeys etc.
  • Stay connected - Sync Outlook
  • Secure your smartphone - Lock & unlock, backup etc.
  • Add essential application
  • Customize Andriod phone completely
Here are first 10 tips and tricks:

Video: Quick Tour Nokia N900 with Maemo 5

This video is a quick tour of Nokia N900 (unboxing) and software preview of the Linux Maemo 5 operating system.

Video: Android 2.0.1 for HTC Touch Diamond2 (Topaz)

This video show HTC Touch Diamond2 (Window Mobile device) running Android 2.0.1 (Eclair). This installation is not stable enough for day-to-day use but it allow us to experience Android from our Window Mobile device. This is also available for HTC Touch Pro2 and HTC Touch HD. Click here to download from XDA Developer:-

HTC Touch Diamond2
HTC Touch Pro2
HTC Touch HD


Video: Swype Keyboard

This is a new keyboard application for WM from Verizon Omnia II call Swype. This video will show how its work and with a little bit of practice, it becomes very easy to use.
Get the cab file here from XDA Developer. It seems that Swype will work on any WVGA device like the HTC HD2, HCT Touch Pro2, HTC Touch HD and HTC Diamond2.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Video: Acer Liquid A1 Preview

This video is unboxing and review of the Acer Liquid A1 Android powered touch phone with Acer's custom Spinlets UI skin.

Source: Engadget

Video: AMOLED vs LCD Display

This video will show you the comparison between AMOLED display of the Samsung Omnia Pro vs traditional LCD display.

Video: Verizon HTC Droid Eris Hardware Tour

This video is hardware tour for Verizon HTC Droid Eris.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Video: myTouch (HTC Hero) vs iPhone 3GS

The iPhone faces competition with HTC Hero (myTouch T-Mobile).
Part 1

Part 2

The final installment of the epic battle:
Part 3

Magazine: 100% you. myTouch. The Insider’s Guide

T-Mobile has a new magazine called "100% you. myTouch. The Insider's Guide."

Have you gotten yours yet?

"Welcome to the first issue of 100% you., our magazine exclusively for myTouch 3G customers. You’ll find it filled with content that helps you further presonalize your myTouch 3G. We want to fill these pages with tips and stories that help you to discover cool new features and applications. Think of this magazine as the insider’s guide to your myTouch 3G.

We created 100% you. magazine to be your one-stop source for getting the most out of your new phone. Inside you’ll find 54 apps and games to download, an exclusive interview with country superstar Brad Paisley, a list of must-have phone accessories and more. There’s even a story about Sherpa, an amazing new location-sensitive application that you don’t need to learn, because it learns you!"
- Robert Dotson, President and CEO of T-Mobile


Monday, November 30, 2009

Video: Office 2010 Mobile Demo

A new feature in Office 2010 Mobile is the Presentation Companion. This allows you to control a desktop/laptop based PowerPoint presentation using a Windows Mobile 6.5 device via Bluetooth. Office needs to be an x86 version and your Windows Mobile 6.5 device needs to have the standard Microsoft Bluetooth software.

The BEST Window Mobile Device is... HTC HD2 !

ZDnet has claim HTC HD2 is the BEST Window Mobile device. There hasn't been a lot of excitement in the Windows Mobile space for quite some time, but the HTC HD2 pushes the limits of the OS with a capacitive display, multi-touch support, Windows Mobile 6.5 improvements and more. The device's main distinguishing feature is the large 4.3 inch 800x480 pixel resolution display and slim form factor.

For a little more detail, check out HTC HD2 vs. iPhone 3Gs here.


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

First Capacitive Touchscreen by Nokia

For those Symbian operating system follower, Nokia has confirmed will releasing the Nokia X6, it come with music-centric touchscreen phone that will mark the company's first capacitive touchscreen phone. The phone follows the Nokia 5800 Xpress Music phone, which was the company's first touchscreen phone and Nokia's answer to Apple's iPhone onslaught. The Nokia blog mentions that native Finland and the UK will be getting the Nokia X6 next week and other countries follow soon after.


Video: Spotify on Symbian, Finally...

Those crazy kids over at Spotify have finally gone and done it ... they've released a Spotify app for Symbian. Why is this important you make ask? After all Spotify already exists for both the iPhone and Android. Well despite all the hoopla over the iPhone and even if Android is the up and coming star of the mobile OS scene, Symbian is still the most popular mobile OS and is on more devices than any other. The Symbian version of Spotify is pretty much the same as its iPhone and Android cousins, you still need a premium account to use it.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Download: Opera Mobile 10 Beta release

Opera Software announced the availability of Opera Mobile 10 beta for Windows Mobile, which according to the software firm, "elevates mobile browsing to a desktop-like experience, helping people to search, socialize and stay connected while on-the-go."

Opera lists of the new features:

Video: HTC HD2 Digital Compass demo

The HD2 has a digital compass app like an iPhone but it work a bit different. After open the compass app you will need to “set destination” to a point on a map (Google Maps). Then at compass app the green dot will appear to show the direction of your target. The idea is that you walk in the direction of the green dot to get to your destination. This function would be especially useful for people in cities that navigate on foot or those that go camping.

Download: HTC 'quietly brilliant' animation for HTC touchscreen devices.

This is HTC "Quietly Brilliant" animation for nearly all HTC touch screen devices. You can download it no matter what screen resolution (WVGA, VGA, QVGA & WQVGA) you have or whether it runs Windows Mobile 6.1 or 6.5.

It comes in two flavors, a simple one come with only the Quietly Brilliant HTC animation without welcomehead and a full version which also contains the Operating System splash with the Windows Phone logo. Download the one you like and install it to your Device and Soft Reset.

Get more information and download link here XDA Developer.

* Note: Click image to see the animation.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Video: HTC HD2 vs Acer neoTouch vs iPhone (Web Browsing)

A quick comparison of web browsing between HTC HD2, Acer neoTouch and iPhone and the WINNER is...

Video: First Impression Acer neoTouch

A quick first impressions of the Acer neoTouch that support USA 3G (ATT 3G 1900 band). Take a look...

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Video: HTC HD2 vs iPhone 3GS

This video is a quick comparison between the HTC HD2 and Apple iPhone 3Gs.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Video: iPhone Endless Racing Game

Check this out very entertaining video of a new iPhone racing game.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Phone Download Center – Unlimited media download for your Smartphone

This is the website that allows you to download a huge archive of epic quality movies, tv shows, music, videos, games, and software secure and safely for your mobile phone, zune, mp3 player, zen, xbox, wii etc. There are no limits of media file from which you can download to your gadget.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Top10: Most Popular Smartphones

This list I get from Each month, Brighthand has published their list that readers are most interested. This list doesn't indicate directly to the sales. No doubt that HTC Touchscreen Smartphones is ranked Top of the list.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

HTC Touch Diamond2 aka Topaz - Official WM6.5 ROM Upgrades (Multi Languages)

Official HTC WM6.5 ROM Upgrades for Touch Diamond2 aka Topaz has finally arrived. They are comes in six languages English, Russian, Norwegian, Denmark, ELL, Sweden, German, and Portugal. They are now all available for an immediate download from

Video: HTC HD2 Unboxing

HTC HD2 aka Leo the unboxing videos!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

HTC Hero beats iPhone at T3 Gadget Awards

The HTC Hero has surprised the technology pundits by scooping the top prize at the T3 Gadget Awards. More than 135,000 readers voted the Hero Gadget of the Year, beating strong contenders including the Apple iPhone and Palm Pre. The wildcard smartphone, which uses Google's Android Operating system, was described by T3 Magazine as the 'jewel in the Android crown.'

Android is an open-source system. It has its own application store called Market and features including a quick search box on the home-screen, the ability to copy and paste between applications and voice to text typing. It features a slick 3.2" multi-touch screen, 5MP camera, 512MB on-board memory and a microSD slot.

Readers were so impressed they also named the Hero the Phone of the Year.

Source: MailOnline

Monday, October 12, 2009

Tips: 5 Must-Do's for Every Windows Phone

Windows Mobile 6.5 offers improvements that distance it from Windows Mobile 6.1. Whether WM6.5 does enough to stave off the hunger for Windows Mobile 7 is up for debate, though early reviews seem negative enough to turn WM 6.5 into the Vista of the mobile world.

1. Setup an Email Account.

2. Pair a Bluetooth Device.

3. Start a SMS Conversation.

4. Add a Contact.

5. Demonstrate Task Manager

source: hTCPEDIA

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Video: HTC Touch HD2 aka Leo Promo Video

The HTC Touch HD2 aka Leo has been setting tongues wagging and turning heads for months now with its impressive feature list. As we know the official launch day is almost upon us and of course we've seen the spec sheet too. Well just to keep things fresh in people's minds HTC have released an official promo site and a promo video. Check the site out here and sit back and enjoy the video below.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Touch FLO 3D 2.6 (Manila 2.6) Multimedia Features

This is a look at the multimedia features of TouchFLO 3D 2.6 to be released for the HTC Leo aka Touch Diamond 2.

Touch FLO 3D 2.6 (Manila 2.6) Demo

This demo TouchFlo 3D 2.6 UI will most likely appear on Leo (Touch Diamond 2) courtesy of In addition to a nice clean appearance it looks to be running pretty smoothly on the Touch Diamond 2, which suggests that a more powerful handset, as Leo is rumored to be, it should run very smoothly indeed. Anyway let's take a look at the video:

Touch FLO 3D 2.5 (Manila 2.5) on Touch HD

Preview of Touch FLO 3D 2.5 aka Manila 2.5 on the Touch HD. Let's take a look at the video:

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

T-Mobile myTouch 3G with Google

Unboxing T-Mobile myTouch 3G aka HTC Magic

Tutorial: Flash Windows Mobile 6.5 on HTC Touch HD

Step by step guide to help you to update Window Mobile 6.5 ROM on HTC Touch HD

Alternative you could get the tutorial How To flash Win Mobile 6.5 ROM from here XDA Wiki HTC Touch HD

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

WVGA Wallpaper Gallery

I would like to share my WVGA Wallpaper gallery that I collected from various forum, website online. My intention is to collect as many WVGA Wallpaper into 1 place that all of us can easily browse and downloads the wallpaper that we like. Have a look...

P.S. Don't forget to go to | Your Online Source To Downloads Photo

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Screen Touch Mobile Internet Device

Something strikes to my attention. A new design MID (Mobile Internet Device) featuring Intel ATOM processor. 47 buttons QWERTY keyboard, compact size of 180×80x20mm, ultra wide LCD screen touch with OLED technology, trackball, 7 configurable action buttons (accessible when phone is closed and opened), 2 USB slots, microphone and audio input, SD card reader, stereo speakers, docking connector and sexy sliding good looks.

Designer: Jan Rytir

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Dutty's ROM Calander Screen

My Touch HD Calander screen shot

Click image to enlarge

Dutty's ROM Start, Setting and Stock Screen

Dutty's ROM Teeter and Notification Screen

My Touch HD Teeter and Notification screen shot

Dutty's ROM Weather Screen

My Touch HD Weather screen shot

Dutty's ROM Keyboard and Phone Screen

My Touch HD Keyboard and Phone screen shot

My Touch HD with Dutty’s ROM.

HTC Calculator

Click image to enlarge.

My Touch HD cooked ROM

What is cooked ROM?
Cooked ROM means that the shipped ROM has been modified (remove or add program/application) and optimized (edited) registry, also known as custom ROM.

Cooked ROM is released by individual enthusiast to ROM customization to suit their usage and need. Remove some program from shipped ROM that they feel not effective and replace with other better program. Change the registry to optimize Pocket PC performance, lower the battery usage, increase memory respond and some even change the OS. There are several active members that release a cooked ROM for Touch HD. I’ve tried several cooked ROM from Panosha, Laurentius26, Davideuck and Duttythroy. From those chefs I like Duttytroy released the most. I found that Dutty’s ROM has fewer bugs and more stable than other chefs ROM. Latest Dutty’s cooked ROM released is Dutty’s HD XT V3.4 Ship. This is the new Ship Rom which is based from the Topaz (HTC Diamond2)/Rhodium (HTC Pro2) OEM. More info about this click
Dutty’s ROM. May 26 Duttytroy has released Window Mobile 6.5 R1 test ROM.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

iPhone vs My Touch HD with Window Mobile 6.5

My Touch HD vs iPhone

The iPhone - you either love it or hate it, and as I've never been very good at making friends I openly admit that I hate it.Yes, it looks great, it's sexy and it has a lovely big screen to watch your videos on but with today's technology I'm not the only one that thinks the iPhone could, or even should, do a lot more.

Some mobile phone manufacturers have realised that while the iPhone looks pretty and is great at being a glorified iPod it doesn't really do much that other phones can do and they've been looking at whether it's possible to make a pretty phone that also allows you to take decent quality photos, send them via MMS and forward on that great joke your best mate sent you lastnight to all your friends via text message...naming just a few of the simple features that the iPhone doesn't provide (unless of course somebody is good enough to create them and make them available through the regulated iPhone application store).

Add in more advanced features like viewing Flash within web pages, having a higher quality screen, providing good battery life and a decent signal quality and it might just be possible to come up with something that truly rivals the iPhone and makes all of its owners gutted that they had to pay for it on an 18 month contract.

Some have tried already and with the release of the Samsung Omnia and HTC G1 people now have a choice of which touchscreen phone to buy. But the problem is neither of them, in my opinion, is the iPhone killer.

The Omnia looks quite nice, and is packed full of all the great features that the iPhone lacks but it runs on the Windows Mobile 6.1 platform which unfortunately isn't renowned for great usability. Samsung have tried putting their own touchscreen interface on top of this but unfortunately they aren't renowned for great usability either and you end up using a combination of two not-as-good-as-the-iPhone interfaces.

While the HTC G1, which runs on the new Android platform by Google, which is still lacking in features as it's a new type of operating system, the user interface isn't bad but the phone doesn't really carry the same street credit potential as the iPhone.

Introducing the HTC Touch HD...

That leaves people like me secretly hoping that something will come along and burst the iPhones bubble. And thanks to the new HTC Touch HD it finally looks like it is going to be possible.

HTC Touch HD - iPhone Killer

The new offering from HTC is powered by Windows Mobile but they have plonked their tried and tested TouchFLO 3D touchscreen interface on top which makes using the phone much easier. Some might say that this interface is almost as easy to use as the iPhone interface and it looks pretty sweet too. You can move through photos and music in a similar way to that of the iPhone and the vibrant graphics in the user interface surpass that of the iPhone thanks to the high quality screen.

The Touch HD, due to be released in Europe on or around November 8th 2008, looks pretty stunning from a distance too. It's most notable physical feature is the 3.8 inch screen. What's that I hear you say? Bigger than the iPhone? Why yes it is, by an entire 0.3 inches. Not only that HTC have managed to pack in a huge amount of pixels into the screen (800x480) compared to that of the iPhone (480x320). This means that the screen has a much higher definition (thus the rather uninventive name) and can display entire web pages without the need to scroll across or zoom in. The video playback quality is much better as more detail can be packed into the screen and the user interface appears bold and bright.

HTC Touch HD - iPhone Killer

As well as the bigger, and most importantly, better screen the HTC Touch HD comes complete with a 5 Mega Pixel camera which is in line with most of today's phones, although 8 Mega Pixel camera phones are starting to make an appearance. The only drawback of the camera is that, as with the iPhone, there is no flash capability so taking pictures in the dark will probably result in a blank canvas, that said the quality of the lens will result in a much better quality of picture of nothing than the iPhone!

The Touch HD comes complete with WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth connectivity which traditionally are all very demanding on battery life. One of the most important features of the Touch HD is that it comes with a 1350mAh battery. I'm not going to pretend to know what that means, but I do know that this number is bigger than usual and, as a man, that impresses me. It turns out that as a result of this higher capacity battery the standby time on the HTC Touch HD is up to a total of680 hours. That translates into a total of 28 days. I can only assume that by 'standby' what HTC mean is 'find a 3G transmitter and put your phone next to it, turn all the features off and make sure nobody rings you for a month' but it is still an impressive figure compared to the standby time of up to 300 hours for the iPhone.

The battery allows for up to 480 minutes talk time on a standard 2G network, compared to that of up to 600 minutes talk time with the iPhone so for big talkers the Touch HD doesn't perform quite so well.

HTC Touch HD - iPhone Killer

Google Maps is provided out of the box and it looks great on the Touch HD's big and beautiful screen helping the navigationally challenged to get a bigger picture of where they are in relation to everything else. The HD Touch also provides push email and office applications so that on the rare occasion when you're on the train and want to do work you can edit your presentation or word document at the last minute and email it back to the office.

To top it all off Windows Mobile 6.1 supports the new version of the Opera internet browser which in turn supports the viewing of Flash files within web pages, although HTC haven't explicitly announced that the web browser will support flash so it's a 'maybe' in that box for now.

The HTC Touch HD also comes packed with exhilerating features like Text Message Forwarding, MMS Capability and Custom Ringtone Selection which could make it a true iPhone killer.

I can't wait to get hold of one and co-incidently pull it out the next time someone tells me they just bought an iPhone.

Dan Sargent


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